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Aug 23, 2009 4:00am EDT
. there are many positive elements on the horizon as well such as strong demand from china and glimmers of hope from dairy and other livestock industries. the larger problem, i think, is our impatience or at least attention span. in a colored of constant communication, fast food and downloadable products the concept of wasting for months or even a year or so to work through a massive inventory of grain seems positively anti- delifeient. we'll have to dial with it. nature will not be hurried. besides, after 10,000 years, i think it's safe to say we're in a long-term profession. commen us-fa >>> as always, we want to hear from you. send comments to or leave us a voice mail by calling (800)792-4329. >>> coming up in our next half hour, one family's special relationship with a famous cattle breed. stay with us, the second half of "u.s. farm report" is coming right up. today on u-s farm report... >>> u.s. farm today on "u.s. farm report" ... >> pork producers ask for help. >> it increases slowly on american farms. >> boat owners remain reluctant to embrace ethanol blends.
Jul 19, 2009 4:00am EDT
. what kind of an impact do we see countries like russia and china? are they going to be able to get us out of our economic malaise? >> go ahead. >> russia is a developing country. the only time they came up is when oil prices went sky high. they can't help at all. china and india and brazil will be the countries of the future in their economic power house. they will eventually, 20, 25 years from now, they will -- they will lead the world economy. short term, it's still this country leading the world. >> right. >> we initially had the question on the currency. while some companies are looking for another currency other than the dollar to rule financial transactions, most people tell me that they see not another competitor, another choice. and i think more and more you're going to see the euro and perhaps a type of -- basket currency come along. >> bottom line here, guys, no inflation, still deflation, low interest rates. that's it from the leading edge conference in des moines, iowa. we'll be back with more u.s. farm report in a moment. >> welcome back to the u.s. farm report. the dr
Aug 16, 2009 4:00am EDT
carbs and energy. >> china is still buying beans. >> yes, exactly. you of course have got the india situation. >> yes. >> and the drought over there affecting their crop. >> the yes. >> the bottom line is once we work our way into harvest it will be really tough with the kind of numbers we have for wheat and corn to put any upward mobility on price. a stopping bias to the downside. it will be really tough to overcome that on the corn and wheat side for right now. you know, beans are kind of, you know, they are that crop that could make some upward headway under the right circumstances. >> certainly the volatile crop. >> well, yes, very volatile, of course. that's their history. but their situation is the best of all. >> i want to go to gregg and get his comments on that, too. he is sitting there listening to you and not smiling and nodding at everything that you said. >> no. no. [ laughter ] >> well, we do have this poor monsoon going on right now. but there is -- it looks like there is a good possibility that could change here over the next week or two, at least for the meteorologi
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